Friday, January 5, 2007

Chicken Cacciatore

Ramblin' Mom asked for some crockpot recipes to get her through her busy season at work. Hope you won't find these unnecessarily "taxing".

2 medium onions, sliced thin
8 oz. mushrooms, quartered
3 lb. chicken, cut up or 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 cloves garlic, minced
16 oz. canned plum tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken stock
1 lb. spaghetti

Special equipment: 6-quart slow cooker
  1. Place onions and mushrooms in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Place the chicken pieces on top of the onions. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Crush the plum tomatoes in your hands and add them over the chicken. Add the garlic, tomato sauce, herbs and wine or stock.
  4. Cover the pot and cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
  5. Just before the chicken is finished cooking, boil water for the pasta. Cook the pasta and drain.
  6. Serve the chicken with its sauce over the pasta you have prepared.
Serves 4.


Rambling Mom said...

PERFECT -- I love crushing tomatos with my hands -- it gets out a lot of frustrations and feeds my family.

LSM said...

I'll be trying this one! Do you think it would hurt to cook on low for more than 6 hours?

Alto2 said...

If you cook this on low for more than 6 hours, I would add additional liquid. Otherwise, the chicken will dry out. I'd probably add extra chicken, too, just to have leftovers.